India Athletes Break Barriers to Make Sports History

first_imgAt 21, the first Indian to win a heptathlon gold at the Asian Games. It’s considered to be one of the most difficult track and field events, and an excruciating toothache made competing even more difficult for her. She appeared in the stadium with a heavily taped jaw and chin to reduce the pain.Read it at BBC Related Itemslast_img

Golf: India leap into medal contention

first_imgTop amateur Rashid Khan’s brilliant four-under 68 saw India leap into medal contention in both the men’s individual and team events on Thursday.The 19-year-old Khan, a multiple Faldo Series Asia winner who delayed turning professional to play in the Asian Games, was in top form. After his first-round 71, he was five-under 139.The field was led by 16-year-old Filipino Miguel Luis Tabuena, who shot a second successive four-under to be eight-under 136 and one clear of Kim Men Whee of South Korea.The Indian team, which was way down after the first round, gained ground as Abhijit Chadha made up for his first-day blunder – he submitted a wrong card – with a 71. India moved up to third place, just one shot behind the Philippines.Korea is way ahead 14-under (418), while Phillippines is at three-over (435) and India is four-over (436). The best three scores out of four are counted each day.Abhinav Lohan shot a twounder 70 and was 12th at one-over 145, while Chadha carded a oneunder 71 which will only be counted in the team score.Rahul Bajaj continued to have a poor tournament with 81 and 79 on the two days.Khan started on the back nine and birdied the 10th, 14th and 15th holes to go three-under, before he dropped a shot on the 17th. A birdie on the 18th saw him turn at four-under. He made a bogey on the second but birdies on the fourth and fifth pulled him up again.A bogey on the eighth was quickly compensated with a birdie on nine.advertisementlast_img read more

Vertonghen out for up to six weeks

first_imgJan Vertonghen has been left out of the latest Belgium squad due to a hamstring injury and coach Roberto Martinez does not expect him to be fit in time for the next international break in mid-November.The 31-year-old was forced off at half-time in Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Huddersfield Town last Saturday and subsequently missed the 4-2 Champions League defeat to Barcelona.Ahead of Barca’s visit, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said the club were assessing Vertonghen’s condition and refused to outline a timeframe for his return. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! But Martinez has had to leave him out of Belgium’s squad and does not think he will be able to feature next month in the Nations League against Switzerland and Iceland either.”Jan Vertonghen may miss the next two international camps, so also those games in November,” Martinez told reporters on Friday. “It’s bad news.”Nevertheless, Martinez is confident in Jason Denayer to step up after coming through a turbulent period in his career.”Jason was going through a difficult time as a footballer,” he said. “I think he learned a lot at Sunderland and Galatasaray.”His hard work in these teams is now paying off, certainly now that he plays in Lyon and the Champions League.”Leander Dendoncker is the only fit player from Belgium’s World Cup squad who has been overlooked for the upcoming games with Switzerland and Netherlands, and Martinez has told the Wolves midfielder he needs to be playing if he is going to be considered for selection.”Leander has the qualities, he is part of our plans, but it is difficult to get to the national team if you do not play at your club,” Martinez added. “He can now try to become important at his club.”Kevin De Bruyne, Christian Benteke, Adnan Januzaj and Mousa Dembele all miss out through injury, while Christian Kabasele and Dennis Praet join Denayer in returning and Brandon Mechele of Club Brugge gets his first call-up.Belgium squad in full: Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Simon Mignolet (Liverpool), Koen Casteels (Wolfsburg), Matz Sels (Strasbourg); Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham), Vincent Kompany (Manchester City), Thomas Vermaelen (Barcelona), Dedryck Boyata (Celtic), Christian Kabasele (Watford), Jason Denayer (Lyon), Brandon Mechele (Club Brugge); Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund), Marouane Fellaini (Manchester United), Youri Tielemans (Monaco), Nacer Chadli (Monaco), Thomas Meunier (Paris Saint-Germain), Dennis Praet (Sampdoria), Hans Vanaken (Club Brugge), Yannick Carrasco (Dalian Yifang), Timothy Castagne (Atalanta); Romelu Lukaku (Manchester United), Michy Batshuayi (Valencia), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Monchengladbach), Leandro Trossard (Genk).last_img read more

FC Barcelona confirm Neymar’s decision to leave club

first_imgNeymar’s record-breaking 222 million euros ($263 million) transfer to French side Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer on Wednesday when Barcelona said he had informed them of his intention to leave.His move to PSG has been heavily flagged in European media but has yet to be completed.”The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices,” Barcelona said in a statement.FC Barcelona communiqu on Neymar https://t.co/3gUqCGv5P8- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 2, 2017″The club refer to the buy-out clause of his existing contract which as of 1 July totals 222 million euros.”Earlier the 25-year-old arrived at the club’s training ground to tell team mates he was moving to Paris, Catalan radio RAC1 reported. The Brazilian striker left the training area minutes later, it said, with the club confirming on Twitter that he had been given permission not to train.In October, the player signed a new Barcelona contract until 2021 in which his buy-out clause was raised to more than double the biggest transfer fee in soccer history.In an interview published on Wednesday, the president of the national football league, Javier Tebas, said the league would not accept payment by PSG to trigger the release clause. It would potentially be in breach of Uefa Financial Fair Play rules, he told Spanish sports newspaper AS.However, UEFA told Reuters on Wednesday that no complaint had been received, adding that European football’s governing body would not block any potential deal in advance.advertisement”UEFA will look into the details of this transfer in due course to ensure PSG are compliant with FFP requirements,” the UEFA statement said.”The transfer of Neymar to PSG will have an effect on the club finances over several years but the impact of such an operation cannot be judged in advance, notably as PSG could well sell several players for a significant amount.”We shall therefore only make calculations at the end and make sure that they respect the rules.”PSG are one of the world’s richest clubs following their 2012 takeover by Qatar Sports Investments, an arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, which has transformed their fortunes.Under the fair play rules – which Andrea Traverso, Uefa’s FFP project leader, was last week quoted by Italian newspaper Gazetta dello Sport as saying PSG were currently following – a club’s wage bill must not exceed 70 percent of its revenue.PSG’s 2015/16 revenue came to 521 million euros, according to Deloitte’s Football Money League report issued in January.550,000 EUROS A WEEK?Media sources across Europe reported that Neymar will now head to Paris to continue negotiations on a potential six-year deal worth more than 550,000 euros a week. The striker only arrived back in Spain on Tuesday after trips to China and the Middle East.Neymar has been active on social media, sharing an excerpt from the New Testament (Philippians 4:11) on Instagram which said “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.”I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content…whether living in plenty or in want.”A PSG spokesman declined to comment.Neymar signed for Barcelona from Brazilian side Santos for 57.1 million euros in 2013, although it was later revealed the cost was closer to 100 million euros.last_img read more

Alastair Cook becomes 5th player to score a century in first and last Test

first_imgAlastair Cook scored his 33rd Test hundred on Monday in the fifth Test against India at The Oval to became the fifth player in the history to score a century on debut and in the last Test match.Before Cook, Greg Chappell, Reggie Duff, Mohammad Azharuddin and William Ponsford scored a century in the their debut and final Test matches.Australia’s Reggie Duff was the first one to achieve the feat in 1905. He scored 104 against England on his debut and a 146 against the same opposition at the Oval in his last Test match. Australia’s c was the second one to do so. He scored 110 against England in Sydney and 266 in his last Test against the Three Lions at The Oval.India vs England 5th Test Day 4: Live ScoreChappel scored 108 against England at Perth in his first Test and signed off with a 182 against Pakistan in Sydney while Azharuddin was the last one to do so before Cook, when he signed off with a 102 against South Africa in Bengaluru. He had scored 110 in Kolkata against England on his debut. Alastair Cook scored a century in the second innings of his debut Test in Nagpur (Reuters Photo)Cook much like the first two, achieved the feat against the same opposition. He started off his career with a 106 against India in Nagpur in the second innings after an impressive 60 in the first innings. Cook’s unbeaten knock of 104 from 243 balls in the second batting against the likes of Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble in tricky conditions was the beginning of a highly successful run.Also read – Alastair Cook touched by India’s gesture in farewell TestadvertisementHe scored 19 runs from two innings in the second Test and missed the third because of a stomach infection. But after that, Cook represented England in 159 straight Test matches — the most in the history of the sport.Cook has been out of form over the past two years but his retirement still came as a shock to many as he is only 33 and the decision would aggravate England’s opening issues. But he got over all that and as he came out to bat in his last Test match, he showed immense class and determination — a classic Cook for the watchers.Also read – Cook cried while informing England teammates of retirementA batsman so out of form in the last four matches, suddenly looked so sure and confident. There was no stopping Cook it seemed and he went on and on in his classic way. Batting on 71 off 189 balls in the first innings, Cook was all set for his 33rd Test ton but a little lapse in concentration saw him drag the ball onto his stumps from a Jasprit Bumrah delivery. Alastair Cook went past Kumar Sangakkara to become the fifth highest scorer in Test cricket (Reuters Photo)In the second innings, he picked up right where he left off. Cook never looked like a man troubled or someone, who has struggled throughout the series. The man knew where his off-stump was and played the Indian seamers with ease in the fading sunlight and saw his team off to the day’s play being unbeaten on 46.The following day, he came out and reached his 58th Test fifty and saw off the important first session of the fourth day. He kept the scorecard ticking and finally went past Kumar Sangakkara to become the fifth highest run-scorer in Test cricket. And, that was not it. He then went on and reached the three-figure mark…his 33rd time in Tests with a single as the throw went for a four off the bowling off Jadeja in the 70th over to leave his mark for one last time.The moment Alastair Cook reached his 33rd Test century in his last innings!Scorecard/Videos: https://t.co/6erwzLEIKR#ThankYouChef #EngvInd pic.twitter.com/qnobBrQdoAEngland Cricket (@englandcricket) September 10, 2018The landmark drew tears of joy from the man himself and a standing ovation from The Oval crowd, that perhaps were feeling sad to see one of their best walk away if not the best.Cook will finish as the fifth highest run-getter behind Sachin Tendulkar (15921), Ricky Ponting (13378), Jacques Kallis (13289) and Rahul Dravid (13288) in Test cricket. He surpassed Sangakkara, who had 12400 runs in whites for Sri Lanka.last_img read more

ESPN’s Game-by-Game Predictions For Nebraska

first_imgNebraska football players run onto the field.LINCOLN, NE – SEPTEMBER 23: Fullback Harrison Jordan #38 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers carries the flag as the team enter the field against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Memorial Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)Nebraska fans are excited entering the 2018 season. Scott Frost is back in Lincoln and expectations for the future are high.Frost has said he thinks the Huskers will be “really dangerous” in 2019, but how about this fall? ESPN has weighed in with its FPI predictions.ESPN’s projected record for Nebraska is 5.5 wins and 6.5 losses. The Huskers are favored in six games and underdogs in six others.Basically, ESPN puts them around the 6-6 mark. That would be a step up from last year’s 4-8 record.Here’s a little more on the FPI:The Football Power Index (FPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of a team’s performance going forward for the rest of the season. FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 10,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule. Ratings and projections update daily.And here is a game-by-game breakdown for the Huskers. It features their likelihood of winning each matchup.You can check out ESPN’s entire FPI here.last_img read more

Johnny Manziel Has Revealed What Team He Wants To Play For Next

first_img “It’s a stone’s throw from College Station,” he said. “A lot of Aggies drove from Houston to College Station. Houston’s a great city that’ll always be near and dear to me.”Manziel last saw action on a professional football field as a member of the Memphis Express in the now-defunct AAF. He played two games before suffering a concussion against Orlando on March 30.The league suspended all operations several days later.Manziel has not seen an NFL field since 2015.But perhaps the XFL will be a place where Manziel can thrive and find his way back to the NFL the way Tommy Maddox once did. cfl quarterback johnny manziel on the sidelineHAMILTON, ON – MAY 28: Johnny Manziel #2 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats takes part in a preseason practice session at Ron Joyce Stadium on May 28, 2018 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)Johnny Manziel has had a difficult road as a professional football player and doesn’t seem poised for an NFL return any time soon. But with Vince McMahon’s new XFL slated to launch in 2020, Manziel sees the spring league as a chance to revitalize his career.In a recent interview with the Houston Chronicle, Manziel revealed that he has one particular XFL team in mind that he wants to play for: Houston. The yet-to-be-named franchise is slated to be coached by June Jones, who Manziel expressed a fondness for.“I enjoyed every single day I had with coach Jones… Being in his offense was the best part of each day. I know he’s going to be successful wherever he’s coaching.”The former Heisman trophy winning quarterback has a special connection to Jones, having briefly played under him as a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the CFL.Manziel also noted that he would enjoy a chance to play for a team near his old Texas A&M stomping grounds. The Houston XFL team is slated to play at the Houston Cougars’ TDECU Stadium, which is less than 100 miles from his former college.last_img read more

Dhoni, Jadeja pretty sick, both are unwell: CSK coach Stephen Fleming

first_img Press Trust of India ChennaiApril 27, 2019UPDATED: April 27, 2019 12:21 IST CSK captain MS Dhoni was ruled out of the Friday match with Mumbai Indians owing to fever (PTI photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were too sick for the CSK vs MI match on FridayCoach Fleming said they were suffering from virus and bacteriaFleming said the entire team would benefit from the 4-day break before facing Delhi Capitals on May 1Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja are “pretty sick”, an update that could leave fans, slowly gearing up to switch to World Cup mode, worried.Both players missed CSK’s 46-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians on Friday night. Dhoni, their inspirational captain, was ruled out of the game owing to fever.Shedding light on Dhoni and Jadeja’s illness, Fleming said, “They (Dhoni and Jadeja) both are pretty sick… both unwell, virus and bacteria… A lot of teams are struggling at the moment through that.”With 314 runs at an average of above 100 from just seven innings, Dhoni has been leading the batting charts for CSK in the ongoing Indian Premier League.The World Cup starts May 30 in the United Kingdom, and both Dhoni and Jadeja are part of the Indian squad, which will begin its campaign on June 5 against South Africa.When CSK played without Dhoni for the first time in IPL 2019, they suffered a six-wicket thrashing by Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 17.CSK, who have sealed a place in the playoffs, will next face Delhi Capitals in Chennai on May 1.Fleming said the entire team is looking forward to the four-day break after having played six matches in the last two weeks.”We’re looking forward to the four-day break. It’s probably come one day bit too late. But we’ve got a four-day break now. I think Mumbai benefitted from that (five-day break). We are going to look to do the same now,” the former New Zealand captain said.advertisementMS Dhoni’s absence quite a big void: Stephen Fleming after MI crush CSKAlso Read | MS Dhoni’s absence quite a big void: Stephen Fleming after MI crush CSKAlso Read | CSK missed MS Dhoni’s presence in run chase: Rohit Sharma after MI winAlso Watch | Getting better with age, looking forward to the World Cup: Chris Gayle to India TodayFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byRoshni Tags :Follow Stephen FlemingFollow MS DhoniFollow Ravindra JadejaFollow Chennai Super Kings Dhoni, Jadeja pretty sick, both are unwell: CSK coach Stephen FlemingMS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja sat out the Friday game against Mumbai Indians owing to being unwell and coach Fleming said they are “pretty sick”.advertisementlast_img read more

CMI Signs Cooperation Agreement with Antwerp Maritime Academy in Belgium

first_imgThe Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) has signed a cooperation agreement with Belgium’s Antwerp Maritime Academy (AMA) to develop a curriculum covering several key areas of study.Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Mike Henry, has lauded this collaboration which he said will facilitate capacity building and student and teacher exchanges between the institutions.Speaking at the recent signing ceremony at the CMI’s main campus in Kingston, Mr. Henry said the collaboration’s forging was timely in light of ongoing developments in the dynamic global shipping industry“The friendship between Jamaica and Belgium will be strengthened even more, as a result of this new bold innovative step. AMA is the leading maritime educational institution in Europe and CMI is the Caribbean’s leading maritime school. In this context, I am of the firm belief that these two institutions are marrying into a union that (abounds) with possibilities” he added.For her part, Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Dr. Grace McLean, who represented Portfolio Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, also welcomed the collaboration noting that it presents an excellent opportunity to expand educational and training cooperation between Belgium and Jamaica.“The CMI’s growth and expansion of programme offerings over the past decade is a reflection of the increasing demand within the region for well-trained students for the maritime sector” she said.Dr. McLean added that as Jamaica moves to develop a logistics hub and more Caribbean territories build-out their maritime sectors, “we expect that there will be an even greater demand for well trained personnel to serve the region.” In this regard, she said the CMI would be called upon to make a greater contribution to facilitate this.“This agreement with the AMA with its well established training programmes for students from across Europe and outside the continent, augurs well for the exposure of regional students to the best and most current training techniques that are available” she contended.Dr. McLean further said that in addition to facilitating capacity building within Jamaica’s maritime sector, “in this era of global interconnectivity, the benefits to several countries and sectors will be immeasurable.”last_img read more

PhonePe Paytm have till February 2020 to update KYC

first_imgNew Delhi: With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) extending the deadline for mobile wallets to become fully Know Your Customer (KYC) compliant, people using PhonePe, Paytm, Amazon Pay or other such wallets will have no troudble doing their transactions as usual at least till February 29, 2020. The deadline for mobile wallets to become full KYC compliant was earlier set to end on August 31. But on August 30 the RBI extended the deadline by six more months, with the warning that no further extension would be granted. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal “It is advised that the timeline for conversion of minimum detail PPIs (pre-paid payment instruments) to KYC compliant PPIs has been extended from 18 months to 24 months. It may also be noted that no further extension will be granted for this purpose,” the RBI said in the notification to all PPI issuers or mobile wallet providers. Becoming full KYC complinat would mean that the mobile wallet service providers would have to do a physical verification of their customers. Earlier, these PPI issuers made use of partial KYC, which could be completed through a smartphone. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Industry body Payments Council of India hopes that the government would come up with a method that would enable mobile wallet users to avoid face-to-face verifications. “PCI further states that the PPI industry hopes government will soon come up with the clarity on e-KYC via Aadhaar or any other remote fully non-face to face digital KYC method in order to enable the PPI industry players to perform this task of full KYC conversion effectively and efficiently under the given timelines as well as in a fast-track manner,” the Payments Council of India said in a statement earlier.last_img read more

Judge reserves decision on request for order to remove Indigenous protest camp

first_imgREGINA – A judge has reserved her decision on the request by the Saskatchewan government for an order to evict Indigenous protesters who have been camping in teepees on the legislature grounds.Justice Ysanne Wilkinson of Court of Queen’s Bench heard arguments Thursday from both sides on what should happen to the Justice For Our Stolen Children camp.The government contends the protesters are breaking bylaws and making it hard for the province to maintain the land across from the legislature building.“This case is not about whether the protesters are advocating for an honourable cause,” government lawyer Michael Morris told a packed courtroom.“It is not about whether there are too many Indigenous children in foster care. It is not about whether the criminal justice system is fair for Indigenous people.“This case is about the government’s ability to regulate, maintain land in Wascana Centre.”The first teepee went up six months ago and more have been set up as campers protest what they say is racial injustice and the disproportionate number of Indigenous children apprehended by child-welfare workers.Morris said the government has received several complaints about the camp and that public safety needs to be considered.The protesters were immediately told they had to leave.Morris said they were given numerous trespassing notices and police moved in June 18 to dismantle the camp. Six people were arrested but never charged.The camp was set up again two days later and police have held off ever since.Nine events have had to be relocated because of the camp, including part of the province’s Canada Day celebration.Protesters have filed a court application of their own seeking to have the six arrests made during the June eviction declared illegal.Meara Conway, a lawyer representing the protesters, said the arrests were a “dismal day for democracy in Saskatchewan.”Wilkinson is giving lawyer Dan LeBlanc, another lawyer representing the protesters, one week to submit further documents pertaining to his case against the arrests.LeBlanc told court Regina police Chief Evan Bray has already concluded the camp does not pose a safety risk. He added that the case is about freedom of speech.“The government bears the burden of convincing you that its infringement is justified,” LeBlanc said.Katrina Swan, a lawyer for the Regina Police Service, acknowledged that there was pressure on the police from the government to dismantle the camp in June.One of the arguments that government lawyers raised and was echoed by the judge is why the protesters never applied for a permit to stay on the legislative grounds.Outside court, LeBlanc said the judge will have to weigh that as she ponders her decision.“It’s true there’s no record of the people applying for permits before,” he said. “There’s certainly appeal level decisions from across Canada which say that’s not conclusive on the answer.”Also outside court, protester Richelle Dubois said that it’s important to have the camp on the legislature grounds.Her 14-year-old son, Haven, died in 2015 from what was ruled an accidental drowning. Dubois has never accepted that conclusion.“It’s a healing place for families like myself for the stories of situations like my son’s,” she said.— Follow @RyanBMcKenna on Twitterlast_img read more

Saad Lmjarred Changes Face on Snapchat

Rabat – After being nominated for 2017’s “Most Handsome Faces,” Moroccan pop singer Saad Lamjarred again appears to be “using his head” to entertain his audience.The singer has just published a new photo on Snapchat. With puffy cheeks and absent chin, the picture caught the eyes of many Snapchat users.After having made a name for himself on Facebook and Instagram, Lamjarred set his sights on Snapchat, using its filters to interact with fans and friends

DR Congo UN welcomes life sentences on soldiers accused of massive rape

“The court has validated the statute of Rome that created the International Criminal Court (ICC) in July 2002 and stated that massive rape is considered a crime against humanity and liable to life in prison,” UN Organization in the DR of Congo (MONUC) human rights official Luc Henkinbrandt said of the life sentences handed down yesterday against seven officers.Five other accused were acquitted by the Military Garrison Court in Songo Mboyo in northern DRC, where members of an Armed Forces of the DR Congo (FARDC) battalion, who came from the ex-Liberation Movement of Congo (MLC), in 2003 collectively raped at least 119 women and girls, many less than 18 years old.“MONUC encourages additional military investigations to help prosecute other military personnel who have not yet been arrested in the framework of this case,” Mr. Henkinbrandt said. In April 2004, a group of MONUC human rights inspectors went to the province of Equateur to investigate the case.The Court delivered its verdict in the presence of victims who said they were satisfied with the sentences and reparation of damages, ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. Compensation of between $200 and $500 will be paid to businessmen and villagers who were victims of robbery. The court acquitted the five other officers on charges of massive rape, crimes against humanity, robbery, incitation to arm, military plot, dissipation of weapons and ammunitions, and usurpation of command because of a lack of evidence. It declared the Congolese state liable for payment of compensation if the FARDC personnel are unable to pay.The battalion rebelled against its commanders who were accused of keeping part of army salaries. FARDC personnel then robbed almost all the houses in the villages of Songo-Mboyo and Bongandanga. read more

Newfoundland boasts about latest oil and gas data from the Orphan Basin

Newfoundland boasts about latest oil and gas data from the Orphan Basin by The Canadian Press Posted Aug 24, 2016 2:39 pm MDT Last Updated Aug 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland and Labrador government has delivered some encouraging news about its potential offshore oil and gas resources, saying new seismic data is pointing to huge reserves in West Orphan Basin.Premier Dwight Ball announced Wednesday that an independent assessment of nine parcels in the basin found they could contain 25.5 billion barrels of oil and 20.6 trillion cubic feet of gas.The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board, which regulates the province’s offshore industry, has already issued a call for bids that closes in November 2016.Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady says the data have revealed 350 leads and prospects — more than 50 of which are in the West Orphan Basin.Ball says the new estimates should encourage more oil and gas exploration, despite the dramatic downturn in the industry.“We do recognize that exploration is down globally due to current challenges in the oil and gas industry,” he said in a statement.“Still, we are cautiously optimistic about positive results of the licensing round in November 2016. We are fully expecting more exploration work by the leading oil and gas companies in the world.”The assessment was conducted by Beicip-Franlab, based in Paris. read more

Jack Mewhort trying not to think about last home game

Redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort (74) prepares to block a defender during a game against Penn State Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 63-14.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorIt is often said football games are won or lost in the trenches. The 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes make no exception to this school of thought.Although senior running back Carlos Hyde is having a great season for the No. 3-ranked Ohio State football team (10-0, 6-0), if it weren’t for the “big uglies,” Hyde’s numbers would be lower.“I give all credit to my offensive line and my receivers,” Hyde said after the game against Illinois, in which he ran for a career-high 246 yards. “They did a great job.”A big part of the offensive line’s success this year has come from redshirt-senior left tackle Jack Mewhort, who is set to start his final game at Ohio Stadium as a member of the OSU football team. It is set to be the 36th straight game Mewhort has started for the Buckeyes.Mewhort said Monday he is “trying not to think about” playing his last game in Ohio Stadium.“I know that when I run out of the tunnel for that last time, it’s going to be a pretty emotional thing,” Mewhort said. “But it’s been a great ride … I owe who I am to this university and this program. So it’s going to mean a lot to me, like I said my last time. I’m going to be taking it all in and looking forward to it.”The last time Mewhort did not start for the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium was Nov. 27, 2010, in a 37-7 Buckeye win against Michigan.During the Big Ten Teleconference Tuesday, Meyer said Mewhort brings not only a high level of play, but great leadership to the Buckeyes.“He’s one of my all-time favorite players I’ve been around. He’s playing at an extremely high level, but that’s just part of it,” Meyer said. “His leadership — he got hurt last week so we had to take him out of the game and our offense just started spiring and it’s not just the fact that he’s a heck of a player, it’s just the leadership value he brings and the ‘esprit de corps’ that he is a part of.”A large part of the offensive line’s success, Mewhort said, has been the ability to take responsibility as leaders and players.“We did a lot of growing up, as far as maturity goes. I think when coach Meyer got here, we realized that we were the older guys now, and we had to assume some responsibility and not just take a back seat and watch other guys do it,” Mewhort said. “That’s kind of what I’ve mentioned before, guys taking ownership. That was really cool to see. Coach Meyer put a lot of pressure on us to do that and we accepted that and that’s when we started to see guys thrive.”A big concern for the Buckeyes will be blocking out the Senior Day emotions in addition to the BCS standings, and just focusing on Indiana (4-6, 2-4), Mewhort said.“I think there’s a big focus on that now especially that we’re winding down. I think things are getting kind of real for us,” Mewhort said. “We have our eyes on something, but we don’t want to talk about it and I think that’s what coach Meyer was talking about … we’re just going to take it day by day and go through the daily grind and try to get better as an offense and defense.”Redshirt-senior center Corey Linsley agreed with Mewhort, adding that keeping focused on the next game has been part of OSU’s success this year.“Things like the win streak and clinching the Leaders Division and all this, it’s a lot of pressure on you and to think about that stuff and concentrate on that stuff it produces nothing but anxiety, stress,” Linsley said. “Week in and week out, I know it sounds cliche … but it’s a one game season for us. We’ve done nothing but prepare like that all year. Truly, that’s been a huge part of our success.”Mewhort and the rest of the seniors on the Buckeye offensive line are scheduled for their last game at Ohio Stadium Saturday at 3:30 p.m.Mewhort said it has been special playing with the senior class and watching them grow.“I just think we are a really close-knit group of guys. Passionate, I would say. Really caring,” Mewhort said. “There’s something I haven’t seen … I’ve seen guys change over the past three years and really become selfless people. That’s something that’s really special. Seeing guys transform from ‘me’ guys into ‘team’ guys.” read more

Passengers terrified on easyJet flight as deported migrant screams death is coming

first_imgPassengers on an easyJet flight from Gatwick to Venice endured a terrifying trip in which a traveller repeatedly shouted “Allahu Akbar” and “today we will die”.The Mail on Sunday reported the man shouting the threats was a migrant who, accompanied by Home Office officials, was being deported.An 11-minute audio recording  captured the man’s tirade. He screamed “Allahu Akbar” 29 times, “death is coming” 17 times, and “we will die” nine times. Earlier this year it emerged that the Government wasted £1.9 million on “phantom deportations” buying plane tickets for failed asylum seekers who never showed up.A spokesman for easyJet said: “We acknowledge that on this occasion the situation on board could have been distressing for other passengers and apologise for that.”The Home Office declined to comment on individual cases. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Witnesses said officials accompanying the man tried to subdue him as best they could.Lucy O’Sullivan, 33, from Detling, Kent who was travelling with her husband, Terence, said she felt threatened.“The worst-case scenario was that we weren’t going to get off that plane alive because we didn’t know who the person was, what the circumstances were or anything. There was nothing explained to us. It was very daunting.“When we got on board, the seats were moving so he was obviously kicking or thrashing out. I thought someone was having a fit.“But when we got up close we could see people were restraining him.”last_img read more

Matteo Garalda new Guadalajara headcoach

ASOBALgarraldaguadalajara The player with most games in the ASOBAL league, Matteo Garalda (42), and who also has 233 caps for the Spanish national team, decided to go into coaching waters. He will be the new headcoach of Guadalajara, so was announced and confirmed by club’s president Alejandro Ortiz. He won’t be having an easy job next season, knowing Guadalajara is one of the mediocre teams in the ASOBAL, and how it will all work out as headcoach, we will start seeing in about 3 months when the new ASOBAL season begins. ← Previous Story Robert Hedin – Norway coach until 2016! Next Story → Cristian Malmagro to Montpellier!

Singapore man jailed for registering a xxx domain

first_imgUPDATE: Looks like we were had with this story. Visiting DomainGang for the first time we didn’t realize it was actually a parody site. The “digital entertainment for domainers” tagline wasn’t enough to set our alarm bells off. Apologies are in order, the Singapore authorities clearly aren’t raiding people’s houses for owning a .xxx domain.The .xxx domain has taken a long and winding road to approval. It has been trying to become official since 2005, and finally achieved official approval by ICANN in March this year. However, in Singapore, where Internet usage is tightly monitored and restricted, official approval seems to mean very little. Jiaming Sim, who tried to defend his own trademark by buying a .xxx domain during the Sunrise Period, was swiftly arrested (four hours after performing the registration) by Singapore police for doing so.The Sunrise Period refers to a period of time after the launch of a new top-level domain when owners of trademarks can register a domain name to protect their mark from abuse and domain sitters. Sim, who’s famous all over Singapore for producing a papaya and tomato pulp, tried to buy the .xxx domain to protect his company’s interests. According to his lawyer, Pnob Chang, Sim bought the domain so no competitors would post vulgar content under his name.Chang said that the Internet Crime Police in Singapore are very strict and monitor traffic to adult websites. Sim was arrested by a “sizable police force” that entered his apartment, confiscated his computer equipment, and broke a couple of teeth and four ribs as well. Clearly, someone has a big issue with the .xxx domain, or the potential it offers for a glut of new adult content in Singapore.Sim is currently being kept in a maximum security prison in Bukit Panjan, and Chang said they’ll file a motion to release Sim in the coming weeks.Countries like China and India block or restrict access to the .xxx domains, and many religious groups here in the U.S. had lobbied against the creation of a domain for adult content. Still, ICM Registry, the company behind .xxx still was able to get the domain to be approved.via DomainGanglast_img read more

Des nerfs fluorescents pour venir en aide aux chirurgiens

first_imgDes nerfs fluorescents pour venir en aide aux chirurgiensLes scientifiques travaillent actuellement à la mise au point d’un liquide fluorescent qui permettrait d’observer les nerfs habituellement difficiles à percevoir. Un tel système aiderait les chirurgiens dans les opérations complexes.Certaines opérations chirurgicales s’avèrent particulièrement périlleuses car les chirurgiens doivent faire en sorte de ne pas léser les nerfs des patients. Or certains d’entre eux sont pratiquement invisibles. Pour résoudre ce problème, des scientifiques sont en train de mettre au point un liquide fluorescent qui, une fois injecté, rendrait visibles ces nerfs habituellement cachés. Le peptide qui est actuellement développé par une équipe californienne est un fragment protéinique contenant des acides aminés.Injecté dans une souris, il permet de créer un contraste suffisamment important pour distinguer les nerfs des autres tissus environnants. L’étude qui a été menée a permis de constater que la fluorescence commençait à diminuer au bout de deux heures et avait complètement disparue huit heures plus tard sans laisser apparaître le moindre effet secondaire.À lire aussiCes instruments médicaux de l’ancienne époque vont vous effrayerLe Daily Mail rapporte également que les chercheurs ont eu la surprise de découvrir que même les nerfs abîmés étaient mis en évidence du moment qu’ils étaient toujours vascularisés. Il sera donc possible de réaliser des opérations en visualisant précisément les zones où se trouvent les nerfs et donc permettre une plus grande efficacité.A présent, avant d’être réellement utilisé en chirurgie, ce peptide doit passer de nouveaux essais cliniques sur des échantillons de tissus humains.Le 9 février 2011 à 10:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Pochettino Juan Foyth is not to blame for Spurs defeat

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Juan Foyth’s costly error was not the reason behind their 4-2 derby defeat to Arsenal on SundayDespite taking a half-time 2-1 lead through goals from Eric Dier and Harry Kane, Spurs conceded three times after the break.Alexandre Lacazette’s goal, in particular, caught the eye after Foyth was robbed from possession within his own half before the Frenchman’s deflected 20-yard strike went into the net.Lacazette’s effort handed Arsenal the lead back with Lucas Torreira finishing things off shortly afterwards.But Pochettino refused to blame Foyth and claimed the Argentine defender was one of Spurs’ best players on the day.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“How many players on the halfway line miss the pass? A lot,” said Pochettino, according to Goal.“And then it is 50 metres to arrive at the goal. Because he is young it is easy to blame him, it is easy.“But for me, Juan was one of the best players on the pitch. If we put this pass that wasn’t good in that action out of the 90 minutes, by far [he] was the best. By far.”20-year-old Foyth has made five appearances for Spurs this season.last_img read more